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Introduction 3 months 1 week ago #64106

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Many thanks, David!

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Introduction 3 months 1 week ago #64108

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Hello Peter

I was just looking at a picture of you with myself at a VMS Fair some years ago when I going through some of Dad's pictures I found on a memory stick of his.

Welcome!

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Meurig
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It really is a truly lovely part of England, as a small boy, I enjoyed very many happy holidays around the Carlisle area, the coast from Allenby up to Silloth brings back so many memories from the 1970's, in particular, exploring the remains of the RAF Station at the latter, we used to have a cottage at Cumwhinton which was used at the weekends throughout the year from May to September, I have nothing but fond memories.




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Peter Ewart wrote: Yes indeed, Frank. JWE was born at Bassenthwaite & gave his "nearest town or parish of birth" as Cockermouth on attestation at Carlisle in 1891. He was the son of a local policeman who was moved around, so his siblings were all born between Penrith & Workington. A younger brother, drowned in the Derwent only 6 months before JWE enlsited, is indeed buried in Brigham churchyard. Three brothers eventually followed into the police, incl Fergus. JWE returned time-expired from India in '98 but was recalled from the Reserve in Jan 1900. From 1904-12, as a Sgt in the Dunbartonshire Volunteers (& then Territorials) he ran the "signalling dept" which he'd set up, having gone through the ABW as a signaller. He was killed with two other occupants of a car which went under a bus in 1930.

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